Business

The imperative for innovation

Nigel Chambers | Wednesday, September, 5 2018    

In business, as in societies generally, we have entered what Klaus Schwab calls “the fourth industrial revolution”. This period is characterised by digital communication, computer process automation (bots) and use of consumer data in highly sophisticated and... Read More

MoneyMasters launches multiple portfolio funds

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hines@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 5 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — MoneyMasters Ltd recently launched two of its Multiple Portfolio Funds at the Usain Bolt Tracks & Records in Montego Bay, St James. Read More

BOJ's Wynter tackles questions on the dollar

BY KEITH COLLISTER | Wednesday, September, 5 2018    

UnsurprIsingly, Bank of Jamaica Governor Brian Wynter's Quarterly Monetary Policy press briefing last week Wednesday was still dominated by questions about the dollar, with the governor once again denying the “false message” that the Bank of Jamaica had been... Read More

Top 10 rules for building a successful sales culture

BY DENNISE WILLIAMS Observer writer | Wednesday, September, 5 2018    

The fact is that many people are being asked to do sales when they don't like to sell. The corporate culture has shifted to the point where even security guards are being asked to take on part of the sales process, such as handing out brochures or even taking contact... Read More

Deal on China-backed mega free trade pact likely in November: Singapore

Wednesday, September, 5 2018    

SINGAPORE (AFP) — Broad agreement on what would be the world's biggest free trade deal is expected to be reached at a leaders' summit in Singapore in November, the city state's trade minister said Saturday. Read More

Former Mexican president coming for 2018 CanEx Jamaica Business Conference and Expo

Wednesday, September, 5 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The media launch for the 2018 CanEx Jamaica Business Conference & Expo will be held inside Valencia Room C, Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston, tomorrow. Read More

Amazon goes from books to a trillion-dollar valuation

Wednesday, September, 5 2018    

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Amazon’s journey from an online bookseller, started in a garage, to a global e-commerce powerhouse valued at a trillion dollars has centred on obsession with the long road. Read More

Mexico's unpopular president defends record in parting shot

Wednesday, September, 5 2018    

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — Mexico's deeply unpopular President Enrique Pena Nieto defended his record in his final State of the Nation address Monday, touting his reforms as “transcendental” even as he acknowledged his tainted legacy. Read More

South Africa slips into recession, against forecasts

Wednesday, September, 5 2018    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa's economy tipped into recession as it shrunk 0.7 per cent in the second quarter, official data showed yesterday, dealing a blow to President Cyril Ramaphosa who came to office in February. Read More

China's Xi offers US$60 bn Africa aid, says 'no strings attached'

Wednesday, September, 5 2018    

BEIJING China (AFP) — President Xi Jinping told African leaders Monday that China's investments on the continent have “no political strings attached”, pledging US$60 billion in new development financing, even as Beijing is increasingly criticised over its debt-heavy... Read More

White South African workers to strike over perks for blacks

Wednesday, September, 5 2018    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — A South African trade union launched a protest Monday against plans by the country's Sasol chemicals company to exclude white staff from a new employee share-ownership scheme. Read More

India's economic growth surges to 8.2%

Wednesday, September, 5 2018    

MUMBAI, India (AFP) -- India's economy grew at a stunning 8.2 per cent in the first quarter of the 2018-19 financial year, official data showed Friday, as it charts a course to overtake Britain as the world's fifth-largest economy. Read More

Turkey inflation surges to 15-year high in August

Wednesday, September, 5 2018    

ANKARA, Turkey (AFP) —Turkey reported its highest inflation rate in 15 years Monday – fuelled by a spectacular drop in the Turkish lira, as analysts predicted that worse is probably to come. Read More

Chinese bridge pushes Maldives deeper in debt — opposition

Wednesday, September, 5 2018    

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AFP) — The Maldives o pposition said Friday that President Abdulla Yameen had pushed the Indian Ocean nation deeper into a Chinese “debt trap” with a new US$200 -million bridge opened just ahead of the country's... Read More

JP proposes deeper public private partnership with MICAF

Tuesday, September, 4 2018    

Jamaica Producers and Kingston Wharves has proposed a deeper public-private partnership with the Government of Jamaica to accelerate the development of port-centered logistics. Read More



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